Province makes funding available for MH bridge project
By Chad Ingram
The provincial government is making funding available for the replacement of a bridge in Minden Hills, although the completion of the project would require the federal government to also produce funding.
Last week, Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP and Ontario Infrastructure Minister Laurie Scott made an announcement the government was “nominating” the Sedgwick Bridge replacement project for nearly $470,000 in provincial funding, through the rural and northern stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
“This project will help improve Sedgwick Road between Sawdust Road and Francis Road in Minden Hills,” Scott said in a release. “We need to build and maintain great road, bridge, air and marine infrastructure to help get people to work and home safely, so they can spend more time with the people they love.”
The Township of Minden Hills would contribute nearly $95,000, and the federal government is being asked to contribute nearly $845,000. The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program entails projects being funded by all three levels of government. The provincial government has also announced it would make funding available for bridge replacement projects in Algonquin Highlands and Highlands East, but the projects must still be reviewed and approved by the federal government.